Apple’s long rumoured Augmented Reality headset has already been confirmed by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, but now Robert Scoble, who is generally famous for being famous, claims to have information about when the headset is expected to arrive.
Writing on Facebook, he claimed:
A Zeiss employee (at CES) confirmed the rumors that Apple and Carl Zeiss AG are working on a light pair of augmented reality/mixed reality glasses that may be announced this year. (I thought it was next year but now that I saw this I believe it will happen this year).
Besides pegging the year, Scoble did not have any more information to reveal, but Gurman had previously said that the headset is believed to be powered by an iPhone, which Gurman calls the “hub” of Apple’s ecosystem.
A 2017 release would pit the headset against Microsoft’s own Windows Holographic initiative, which is tethered to the more powerful but much less mobile PC platform.
Of course this may not matter in particular, since I don’t think even Apple would be able to convince iPhone users to walk around wearing an iPhone taped to their head.
The Scobilizer’s post can be read in full here.